Costa Rican held in deplorable conditions in Nicaragua granted house arrest

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rican businessman held in ‘deplorable’ conditions in Nicaraguan jail, says foreign minister Dueling stories behind shooter at Nicaragua protest reveal sharp divide over Sandinista government US travel alert for Nicaragua comes amid string of detentions, upcoming elections Nicaragua’s Isabel Urcuyo de Somoza dies in exile at 90, Nicaragua Dispatch reports The Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday that a Costa Rican businessman arrested and held in “deplorable” conditions in Nicaragua for six weeks has been moved to house arrest.Nicaraguan authorities arrested José Daniel Gil Trejos on May 26. Authorities said they were acting on an Interpol alert from Mexico to arrest Gil, who is wanted on fraud charges there.Costa Rica claimed that Gil had been held in inhumane conditions that were not proportional to the fraud charge. Foreign Minister Manuel González accused Nicaragua of keeping Gil from seeing his lawyer and blocking consular services from the Costa Rican Embassy in Managua in violation of the Vienna Convention.“We’re very pleased that the Supreme Court of Nicaragua has issued a resolution that grants house arrest for the Costa Rican Gil Trejos. We have given all the consular support that was possible, however, up until this moment we have only received silence on the part of Nicaraguan authorities,” González said in a statement.According to the Foreign Ministry, Mexico has yet to request Gil’s extradition. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineViceroy Hotel Group proudly announces the addition of Cassa Hotel in the heart of Midtown Manhattan to the company’s growing international portfolio. The stylish property, which will be part of the Urban Retreat Collection, officially transitioned to Viceroy management on January 20th.Conveniently positioned in New York City’s central business district on 45th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue, the property sets a timeless statement on the New York City skyline. Steps away from Fifth Avenue, a short walk to Broadway and Times Square, and perfectly situated amongst lauded New York restaurants and bars, the hotel caters to busy business executives and leisure travelers alike.“We are pleased to add this great property to our expanding portfolio of luxury hotels” commented Nicholas Clayton of Viceroy Hotel Group. “Presence in a major city like New York City is very important as we continue to establish the brand in the world’s leading destinations. We are honored to have been selected by HNA Property Group to manage their first US hotel acquisition and look forward to a successful partnership.”Designed by world-renown architect Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos and CetraRuddy, guests of the hotel are greeted by a striking, bold lobby, which leads to a dramatic catwalk suspended over the restaurant below. The property boasts 165 luxury rooms and suites, including studios, deluxe rooms, junior and executive suites. The abstract impressionist photography of Irene Mamiye graces the walls of each room, bathrooms are detailed with limestone and sleek fixtures, and Frette linens complete the guest experience.Viceroy Hotel Group, known for its culinary heritage, is excited to partner with the innovative BLT American Brasserie, being launched at Cassa Hotel. The new restaurant, by celebrated Chef Laurent Tourondel, will feature classic American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”We are excited to start the year by announcing Viceroy Hotel Group’s new Manhattan property, and we very much look forward to welcoming new and existing guests to the Cassa Hotel,” added Mr. Clayton.www.cassahotelny.comlast_img read more